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AthlonXP1800
12-21-05, 05:19 AM
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=28482

Wow last time I was surprised to heard Nvidia acquired ULi and now I am shock to hear Seagate acquired Maxtor, I guess that is very good news and I think Seagate could make Maxtor hard drives the quietest with Seagate technology. :)

Infinity666
12-21-05, 05:24 AM
Maxtor is no more *yay*

Salamandar
12-21-05, 05:47 AM
Hmm, that was shocking indeed.

Treason
12-21-05, 06:00 AM
Conner, Quantum, now Maxtor.

Superfly
12-21-05, 06:05 AM
I Love my Maxtor drives, lets hope Seagate dont turn them to s**t.

Son Goku
12-21-05, 06:23 AM
My experience with Seagate drives hasn't been bad. That said, I also have the higher end Cheetah. But my 9.1 GB Cheetah was bought in about June of 1998 and shows no signs of dieing anytime soon. That's fairly long lived (7.5 years so far) for a piece of hardware, that still looks to have more life left in it...

As to Maxtors, my external drive, which I got to complete the labs for school but have since hooked up to my PC for the additional space is a Maxtor. When the thing is more then 2-3 weeks old or so; I'll be prepared to say more on how it's held up...

|MaguS|
12-21-05, 07:16 AM
I love this news! Almost all my drives in my PCs are Seagates. I love them, They last forever, Now if they would only build a Raptor like drive! ^^

DiaBlo666
12-21-05, 07:19 AM
maxtor drivers sucks!
ive lost like 3 or 4 maxtor drivers in the past..
i just hope seagate turn those bad drivers into good ones :)

Nutty
12-21-05, 08:16 AM
Who needs drivers to run a HD anyway ? I have a 250GB internal and 250GB external Maxtor, and need no maxtor drivers for em.

Son Goku
12-21-05, 09:09 AM
I'm guessing it's a typo and he meant drives. Not sure how one would *lose* 3-4 drivers like this, if it wasn't a typo...

In a round about way we do need drivers, but not for the drives themselves. Rather we need them for the bus the drive is connected to; be it atapi.sys, a SCSI driver, or whatever :D

a12ctic
12-21-05, 09:19 AM
i havnt had problems with hds in years, i can hardly tell the difference between them...

Riptide
12-21-05, 09:29 AM
I've used WD and Seagate for years now and haven't yet had a failure. The only drives I've seen die frequently are the Maxtor DiamondMax drives that Dell put into their SFF computers. Those die on us at work frequently.

|JuiceZ|
12-21-05, 10:29 AM
Doesn't upset me one bit, Seagate makes good quality quiet drives. I can count on both hands how many Maxtor drives I've personally seen or know of from others that have died in the last couple yrs. They're just not very reliable from my personal experience...

Salamandar
12-21-05, 10:49 AM
Bring me back Quantum (mikec)

MrSavoy
12-21-05, 11:55 AM
In one of my older machines I have 2 60 gig maxtors both from 1999 still going strong. (rudolf)

wheeljack12
12-21-05, 12:39 PM
wow, the pc makers are going for the kill lately. The brands of hard drive I find reputable just merged into one, that's awesome.

jAkUp
12-21-05, 12:44 PM
Nice :) I have never been a fan of Maxtor, so I suppose the big guys are now gonna be Seagate and WD

Lfctony
12-21-05, 01:11 PM
Maxtor have given me a lot of trouble in the past, a SATA drive I had cost me 60GB of data when it failed without warning. Seagate's the best in my book.

ENU291
12-21-05, 02:49 PM
Anyone remember the Quantum Bigfoot? The worst hard drive I have ever dealt with. Total garbage!! (mikec)

TierMann
12-21-05, 03:10 PM
I've got a Quantum Fireball around. I don't know if it still works or not.

I only buy Maxtor drives so if Seagate screws up then I'll have to start looking for a new brand.:cry:

tacos4me
12-21-05, 03:35 PM
Good. Maxtor sucked IMO, I have had 2 of them die on me.. one of them from only 2002. Seagate is nice though, along with WD. I have one of each currently.

Tr1cK
12-21-05, 03:54 PM
I're run nothing but Maxtor for the past 5 years with no issues at all. I have a pair of 40s that have been running RAID0 for 4 years nonstop. I like Seagate though too, my very first drive was a Seagate 42mb IDE on my 286. :)

rohit
12-21-05, 04:37 PM
what i like about seagate drives is, Hi-capacity, reliable, good consistent performance at CHEAP Price.
Talking of Good drives. ive preferred Hitachi (expensive here), and then seagate. WD and maxtor not doin so well here. Samsung drives outsell WD and maxtor.

Banko
12-21-05, 04:55 PM
Anyone remember the Quantum Bigfoot? The worst hard drive I have ever dealt with. Total garbage!! (mikec)
Heh, I actually have a computer still running with that Hard Drive in there :p

Starscream
12-21-05, 05:14 PM
So one company who's stuff I would never in a million years sell to customers bought another company who's products I'd never sell? meh.